1. Lollapalooza Gets Underway In Chicago

    July 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The first day of the revived Lollapalooza in Chicago's Grant Park came to a close last night (July 23) with headlining performances from Weezer and reunited hip-hop collective Digable Planets. A spoke The first day of the revived Lollapalooza in Chicago's Grant Park came to a close…

  2. M.I.A. Back On The Scene For Fall Tour

    July 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT M.I.A. is planning a return to North America for a brief fall headlining tour. M.I.A. is planning a return to North America for a brief fall headlining tour. The Sri Lankan-born, London-based hip-hop/dance artist's run will open Sept. 19, with 11 dates confirmed through an Oct. 5 show in…

  3. Rhino CD Collects ACL Fest Highlights

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Highlights from last year's Austin City Limits festival are heading to CD late next month via Rhino. Highlights from last year's Austin City Limits festival are heading to CD late next month via Rhino. Due Aug. 30, the eponymous collection rounds up 16 tracks by acts ranging from…

  4. Foo Fighters, Weezer Tour To Bow In September

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Details of the co-headlining Foo Fighters/Weezer tour Foos leader Dave Grohl hinted at in June are beginning to come together. Details of the co-headlining Foo Fighters/Weezer tour Foos leader Dave Grohl hinted at in June are beginning to come together. The North American arena tour, with…

  5. Blunt Scores U.K. Chart Double

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT English singer-songwriter James Blunt was virtually unknown at the beginning of the year. But yesterday (July 17), he completed a remarkable double as his single "You're Beautiful" and album "Back To Atlantic-signed English singer-songwriter James Blunt was virtually…

  6. Billboard Bits: Kaiser Chiefs, The Like, Sheryl Crow

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Kaiser Chiefs, The Like, Sheryl Crow Although dates still haven't been announced, the Foo Fighters/Weezer fall tour has drafted U.K. rock act Kaiser Chiefs as its opening act. Beforehand, the group has a handful of North American club dates on tap, beginning July 20 in…

  7. 2Pac, Elton Begin Third Week At U.K. No. 1

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pac's "Ghetto Gospel" (Interscope) featuring Elton John started a third week at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (July 10). On the album chart, John's colleague on the Twenty First Artists m 2Pac's "Ghetto Gospel" (Interscope) featuring Elton John…

  8. 2Pac/Elton Single Leads U.K. Charts Again

    July 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Ghetto Gospel" (Interscope) by 2Pac featuring Elton John started a second week at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (July 3), pursued by former classical protege Charlotte Church, who opened "Ghetto Gospel" (Interscope) by 2Pac featuring Elton John started a…

  9. Glastonbury Gears Up For Another Year

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rain, hail or mud: nothing is likely to dampen the spirits of those visiting England's annual Glastonbury Festival. The three-day event, which begins Friday (June 24), is widely recognized as one of t Rain, hail or mud: nothing is likely to dampen the spirits of those visiting England&…

  10. TunesOnTV

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 13-19, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 13 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Alanis Morissette (also scheduled: Will Ferrell). "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artists: Akon, Kristin…

  11. Billboard Bits: Eagles, Cockburn, Ludacris/Kaiser Chiefs

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Eagles, Cockburn, Ludacris/Kaiser Chiefs The Eagles are the top-grossing touring act of the year so far, pulling in $76.7 million, based on numbers reported to Billboard Boxscore for the six months ending May 17. Billboard's mid-year touring report will be published in July. U2&…

  12. Live 8 To Host Five Summer Shows

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bob Geldof's vision of a poverty-awareness music event on a grander scale than 1985's historic Live Aid was unveiled today (May 31). On July 2, London, Philadelphia, Paris, Berlin and Rome will simult Bob Geldof's vision of a poverty-awareness music event on a grander scale…

  13. Oasis Tops U.K. Singles Chart

    May 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Lyla" (Big Brother) gave Oasis its seventh No. 1 U.K. single yesterday (May 22), ending Akon's two-week run at the top with "Lonely" (Universal). Meanwhile, veteran dance act Faithless scored an inst "Lyla" (Big Brother) gave Oasis its seventh No. 1 U.K.…

  14. Pixies, Weezer, Panic Set For Lollapalooza

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Pixies, Weezer, Widespread Panic, the Killers, the Arcade Fire, Liz Phair, the Black Keys and Death Cab For Cutie are among the acts that will play the reconfigured Lollapalooza festival, which, a The Pixies, Weezer, Widespread Panic, the Killers, the Arcade Fire, Liz Phair, the Black…

  15. Top Acts Set For Spain's Benicassim Festival

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A host of top rock and electronic acts will descend on Spain's Benicassim Festival this summer. A host of top rock and electronic acts will descend on Spain's Benicassim Festival this summer. The event will be held Aug. 4-7 and feature performances by Oasis, Keane, Nick Cave and the…

  16. Lineup Set For Glastonbury Festival

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay, Kylie Minogue and the White Stripes are among the headline acts at the U.K.'s Glastonbury Festival, to be held June 24-26. Veteran artists Brian Wilson, Van Morrison and Elvis Costello are a Coldplay, Kylie Minogue and the White Stripes are among the headline acts at the U.K.&…

  17. McFly, 50 Cent Top U.K. Charts

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST U.K. pop act McFly went straight to No. 1 on the British singles chart yesterday (March 13) with the official single of this year's Comic Relief charity appeal. U.K. pop act McFly went straight to No. 1 on the British singles chart yesterday (March 13) with the official single of this…

  18. Hot Product

    March 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: A new album from legendary vocal group the Blind Boys Of Alabama, "Atom Bomb" (Real World). A live album from Texas rock act Los Lobos, "Live at the Fillmore" (Hollywood). A concert set from jazz trio…

  19. Billboard Bits: Fuji Rock, Willie Nelson, Cinderella

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Fuji Rock, Willie Nelson, Cinderella Sigur Ros, Mercury Rev, the Pogues, the reunited Dinosaur Jr. and Fatboy Slim are among the first acts to sign on for Japan's annual Fuji Rock Festival. The event will be held July 29-31 at the Naeba Ski Resort about 2 hours outside Tokyo.…

  20. Nelly, Doves Cruise To U.K. No. 1

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.K. charts have new leaders, as "Over & Over" by Nelly featuring Tim McGraw debuted at No. 1 yesterday (Feb. 27), while U.K. rock trio Doves went straight to No. 1 on the album chart with its The U.K. charts have new leaders, as "Over & Over" by Nelly…

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